Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The past days and weeks have, once again, underscored the tremendous injustices in our society. We join with our employees, our clients, our friends, and our neighbors in voicing our pain and deep frustration with the longstanding systems that oppress and devalue Black lives.
The Village Family Services is deeply committed to righting the wrongs of inequality and injustice. Twenty years ago, we founded our organization because we were witnessing first-hand the disastrous effects of institutional prejudice and the disparities of social service systems in the treatment of communities of color and LGBTQ people. At that moment, we were compelled to act on our belief that all people are created equal, and that living a healthy and productive life is a right for everyone, not a privilege for the few.
We stand with the Black community and with all victims of racism and trauma, and we are dedicated to helping to build a nation in which all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect.
In doing so, we will continue investing our time, energy and resources to support communities that have been historically marginalized. And we will increase our efforts to fight for the systemic changes that are so urgently needed.
We whole-heartedly believe that our collective efforts can and will make a difference.
Thank you for joining in this important work.
Hugo Villa, LMFT
CEO & Co-Founder Irma Seilicovich, LMFT
COO & Co-Founder